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River Cottage

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Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked River Cottage HQ at last minute as my partner was a witness to the London terrorist attach on Westminster Bridge in the week and was pretty shook up Surprised to get in and think we got the last two places I have to say it was brilliant. The staff, the food, the atmosphere- all top drawer. Loved the cauliflower... More 

Thank Mark W
Devon, England
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment you arrive at the tractor and trailer waiting area to the moment you leave over 4 and a half hours later everyone involved with River Cottage is nothing less than friendly, helpful and informative. We were allowed to visit the kitchens to see the chefs at work and to walk the growing garden. There was live music... More 

Thank Kimella
Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our day at River cottage. The chefs are so friendly and share their knowledge of how to shop for, prepare and cook your fish. I'm a lot more confident now and can't wait to try out my new skills at home

Thank Kingfisher81
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed a wedding at river cottage with fantastic locally produced food and great local beer.

Thank Ian P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many top class places have a bit of a snobby atmosphere - not this place! The staff were amazing, you were made to feel that you had the run of the place and couldn't put a foot wrong, and the food was lovely. We went for set meal on Friday night, so if you're a fussy eater or have... More 

Thank DanEmLondon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to River Cottage several times for a variety of reasons and, once again, enjoyed the Saturday night dinner. This time, though, it felt far more commercial e.g. the introduction in the yurt on arrival lacked passion. Once that was behind us the evening improved and the people in the kitchen were warmly inviting, encouraging us to go in... More 

Thank Yvonne D
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us undertook the 4-day cookery course and it was amazing, albeit exhausting! A day on fish, a day on vegetables, a day on meat and a day on baking and pastry. The 19 people in the class met each morning at the top of the hill before clambering into the tractor to be taken down to the kitchen.... More 

Thank Tiny60
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Im most sorry to say after my sister had been last year and raved about how good there evening had been the revisit was not the same . We were a party of six including my sister who again was excited to take us all to the venue. The welcome in the yurt was very basic with sale's pitch for... More 

2 Thank Ian H
Greater Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were lucky enough to get in for a 4 Course summer dinner at HQ - what a great total experience - transported by tractor down to the Yurt for pre Dinner Hors d'oeuvre - tasty and beautifully presented - then time to take a drink and explore the premises and garden before dinner - a thrill being in the place... More 

Thank sig888
Swansea , Wales
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So what's not to love?!? Teenage hero at a superb venue. The attention to detail was great. The food was seasonal and delicious. The chefs comes out and tells you what they are cooking from what they have available. There is a good selection of wines. Great venue for the event as it was intimate enough for everyone to hear... More 

Thank TracyHSwansea_Wales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 630302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?